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This week's eventsOriginally Published May 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 1, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
Musical Theater Recital
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University senior Bethany Swiontek will give her senior musical theater recital at 8 p.m. in the Mabee Fine Art Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. Swiontek’s performance will include classical music and theatrical selections. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 245-5129.
General Manager Coffee
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A Property Owners’ Association General Manager Coffee is set for 3 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The gatherings allow discussion of any topic relevant to Hot Springs Village life. For more information, call (501) 922-5530.
District 5 Community Meeting
HOT SPRINGS — City Director Karen Garcia will host a District 5 community meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Forest Lakes Clubhouse, 305 Forest Lakes Blvd. Residents are encouraged to attend and bring a neighbor. Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins will address 2013 goals for the city of Hot Springs, the status of the city’s water supply, highway-system improvements and street paving. For more information, call Garcia at (501) 318-9046.
Fish and Chicken Dinner
MALVERN — St. Paul United Methodist Church will host a fish and chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m. at East Mill and Cherry Lane. The dinners include a drink and homemade banana pudding. The cost is $11 for four pieces, $9 for two pieces and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information or to place a carryout order, call (501) 37-7364.
Art on Main
ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Rotary Sunrise Club will host Art on Main from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Arts Center, 625 Main St. Area artists’ creations will be on display and for sale. Tickets for the all-ages event are $5 and are available at the arts center. For more information, call (870) 403-8216.
Music Clubs State Convention
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University will host the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs state convention starting with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by performances. Saturday-morning sessions will begin at 8:30 and will include business meetings, performances and an honors recital. A luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elrod Center for Family and Community. For more information, contact Ouida Keck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Get Your Gun
ARKADELPHIA — Arkadelphia High School will present Annie Get Your Gun in the AHS Little Theater at 7 p.m. Friday; at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The show includes Irving Berlin tunes such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better).”
Merry Mixers Dance
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE —The Merry Mixers Dance Club will dance to country-music band Wes and Hope from Fort Smith at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Dinner and Gospel Music
ARKADELPHIA — Lakeview Baptist Church will hold a community hot-dog and chili dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the Southern Gospel Music Fest at 6:30 at Lakeview Baptist Church, 1316 Copeland Ridge Road. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (870) 260-5918.
Arts and Crafts Fair
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Community Center will hold its Spring Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature a variety of goods from area vendors, including jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sewing, painting and more. For vendor information, call (501) 922-5050.
May Day Heritage Fest
SHERIDAN — The Grant County Museum will present the May Day Heritage Fest at 10 a.m. at the museum, 521 Shackleford Road. In addition to regular museum exhibits, the day will feature living-history presentations; historical re-enactments, including cannon and artillery displays; old-time music performed by Sisters; and Arkansas native arts and crafts. For more information, call (870) 942-4496.
May 4 and 18
Basic Sewing Skills
BENTON/BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend Basic Sewing Skills at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton or at 1 p.m. May 18 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant. The class, taught by members of the Saline County Cooperative Extension Homemakers group, will cover basic hand-sewing skills. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
MALVERN — Malvern High School will hold its 22nd annual baccalaureate service at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1220 Carmichael St. The event will honor the graduating class of 2013 and will feature Miss Alyse Eady, THV 11 news personality, as the speaker. For more information, call (870) 541-5892.
Monday Afternoon Book Club
BRYANT — The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library to discuss the club’s chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Monday with the Master Gardeners
BENTON — The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Dan Chapman will discuss Grafting Pecan Trees at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The program is open to all ages. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
POA Annual Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Annual Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Ouachita Activities Building at the Ponce De Leon Center. All Hot Springs Village property owners are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Cinco de Mayo
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association will present a Cinco de Mayo event at 6 p.m. at the DeSoto Club Event Center. The evening will include a taco and fajita buffet catered by Picante’s Mexican Grill, Mexican beer for purchase, a DJ and dancing, $2 margaritas and more. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.HSVTicketSales.com and at the Coronado Community Center office and the Ponce de Leon Center office. Tickets will be available at the door for $25. For more information, call (501) 922-0322.
Lifeguard Training Classes
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Coronado Fitness Center will offer lifeguard training at 4 p.m. Monday through May 10. As part of the new blended learning class, participants must take the 7.5-hour course on the Red Cross website before attending the 19-hour training class at the center.
POA Annual Meeting
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Property Owners’ Association Annual Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Ouachita Activities Building, Ponce De Leon Center. All property owners are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (501) 922-5565.
Business After Hours
BENTON/BRYANT — The Benton and Bryant chambers of commerce will host a Business After Hours from 6-9 p.m. at St. John’s Chapel by the Creek on Arkansas 5. Admission is $10 and includes a catfish dinner from Riverside Grocery & Catering, beer, wine, entertainment by Junior Hill and the Settlement and the opportunity for attendees to promote their businesses. For more information, contact Rae Ann Fields at email@example.com.
Business After Hours
BENTON/BRYANT — The Benton and Bryant chambers will present a Business After Hours at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Chapel by the Creek and Oakwood Terrace on Arkansas 5 for an evening of fun and networking. Dinner will be provided by Riverside Grocery & Catering, and a live band, Junior Hill and the Settlement, will play. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from the Benton and Bryant chambers. Tickets include a catfish dinner, beer, wine and music.
Introduction to Email
BRYANT — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory class on email at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
Teddy Bear Sleepover
BENTON/BRYANT — The Saline County Library will host a Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library in Bryant and at 6 p.m. May 16 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton. Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or other stuffed animal for a special story time that will include songs, snacks, games and prizes. Afterward, children are encouraged to leave their stuffed animals at the library overnight for a sleepover and pick them up the next day. Library staff will document the animals’ “activities” with photos for their owners. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
V-E Day Display
BENTON — All ages are invited to commemorate V-E Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Participants will have an opportunity to view a film and other information on display to learn more about the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. The display is come-and-go and will be in the meeting room at the library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Barkman House Exhibit
ARKADELPHIA — A new portable exhibit, Barkman House in Clark County: Life on the Home Front during the Civil War, can be viewed at the Clark County Historical Museum, 750 S. Fifth St., during May. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-1360.
Caddo Indians Exhibit
BENTON — A new portable exhibit, Caddo Indians in Saline County: Ancient Mounds as Structures, can be viewed at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive, during May. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Civilian Conservation Corps Exhibit
HOT SPRINGS — A new portable exhibit, The Civilian Conservation Corps and Garland County, can be viewed at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., during May. The exhibit, created by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, is free and open to the public. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday; from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (501) 623-4161.
BENTON — The Central Arkansas Development Council offers crisis-intervention assistance to families in Saline County with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program. Applicants must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of the application date, meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. In Saline County, applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday at the CADC Administration Office, 321 Edison in Benton. For more information, call 501-315-1121.
Health Walks in the Gardens
HOT SPRINGS — Two of Garvan Woodland Gardens’ most avid walkers lead guided health walks in the gardens once a week. Anthony Chapel singer Sharon Turrentine leads a three-mile walk at 9 a.m. Mondays. Garvan Woodland Gardens staffer Paula Wallace leads a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Walkers are invited to meet at the Welcome Center to join the groups. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. No reservations are necessary. The guided walks are free to members, and regular gardens admission applies for nonmembers.
Head Start Survey, Applications
CLARK/HOT SPRING COUNTY — Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start centers in Clark County are conducting a target-area survey to determine the number of preschool children eligible for the Head Start program. To participate, contact the local Head Start office. The Clark County and Hot Spring County programs are accepting early enrollment applications for the fall 2013 school year. In Amity, call (870) 342-5358; in Arkadelphia, call (870) 246-8931; in Gurdon, call (870) 353-6616; in Malvern, call (501) 337-1502; in Magnet Cove, call (501) 332-6906; and in Bismarck, call (501) 865-1882. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the Bismarck Head Start, 2078 Arlie Moore Road.
Junior Volunteer Program
HOT SPRINGS — National Park Medical Center is accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program, to be held June 10 through Aug. 9. The program teaches teens ages 14 to 18 about the health care industry through observation of various hospital departments and volunteering at the hospital. May 15 is the deadline to submit applications. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 1. For more information, call (501) 620-2705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available online at www.nationalparkmedical.com.
Head Start Early Enrollment
BENTON — Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start Centers in Saline County are accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are accepted during regular business hours at the following locations: Benton Head Start Center, 321 Edison Ave., (501) 315-6456; Harmony Grove Head Start Center, 115 School Road in Haskell, (501) 776-1697; Paron Head Start Center, 16494 W. 12th St., (501) 594-5668; and Shannon Hills Head Start Center, 11925 County Line Road, (501) 455-4932. To be eligible to enroll in the Head Start program, a child must be 3 or 4 years old, and the family must meet income guidelines.
BRYANT — Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The theme is Animals: Beauty in Threes. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (501) 847-2166.
BENTON — Children 8-12 are invited to participate in an after-school arts and crafts program at 4 p.m. May 9 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Introduction to Computers
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to attend an introductory computer class at 10 a.m. May 9 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. The class includes instruction on using a mouse and keyboard. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Women Build Clinic: Construction 101
BRYANT — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will present a Women Build Clinic at 6 p.m. May 9 at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 2330 N. Reynolds Road. For more information, call (501) 315-5434.
Women Build: Workday
BENTON — Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will present a Women Build Workday at 8 a.m. May 11 at Partnership Village, south of downtown Benton, for those who participate in the Women Build Clinic: Construction 101. For more information, call (501) 315-5434.
BENTON — The Royal Players will present Dearly Beloved, a Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy, May 9-12 and 16-19 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at theroyalplayers.com or at the door. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.
Introduction to the Internet
BENTON — Adults 18 and older are invited to a basic computer class regarding use of the Internet at 10 a.m. May 10 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. No registration is required. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Razorbacks for Reading
BRYANT — Arkansas Razorbacks alumni will take on Saline County high-school seniors in the fourth annual Razorbacks for Reading charity basketball game presented by Best Buy at 7 p.m. May 11 at Bishop Park. Admission is $5 at the door and free for ages 3 and younger. Attendees will receive one chance to win an iPad mini and may buy extra entries for $3 each. KATV Channel 7 anchor Scott Inman will be the master of ceremonies. Proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library of Saline County. For more information, call (501) 993-7737.
Royal Players Auditions
BENTON — The Royal Players will hold auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at 6 p.m. May 12 and at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St. Auditioners need to prepare a song and bring sheet music if an accompanist is needed. There will be cold readings from the script for parts for males and females of all ages. For more information, call (501) 315-5483.
Art Exhibit and Reception
BENTON — The works of Hot Springs Village artist Margaret Moore Foote will be on display throughout May at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. A reception in her honor will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 18 at the library. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. For more information, call (501) 778-4766.
Merry Mixers Dance
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE —The Merry Mixers Dance Club will dance to the music of the Mullins at 7 p.m. May 18 at the Coronado Community Center. Admission is $7.50 per person. This dance will close the club’s season for the year. For more information, call (501) 915-8111.
Bill Ogden Golf Scramble
HOT SPRINGS — The 16th annual National Park Community College Bill Ogden Golf Scramble will be at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Belvedere Golf Resort. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Men and women are welcome. There will be prizes for the first four teams in each flight and a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one. For more information or to register, call Ron Chesser at (501) 760-4230.
Little Miss Arkansas Pageant
HOT SPRINGS — The 34th annual Little Miss Arkansas Pageant, open to Arkansas girls from infants to age 17, will be held May 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The contestants will compete in casual wear and pageant dress. There will also be a talent competition and a photogenic competition. For more information or entry forms, visit www.littlemissarkansas.com or call (501) 262-2284.
Motorcycle and Scooter Show
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Motorcycle and Scooter Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the Hot Springs Village Visitor Center. Space is limited to the first 64 bikes, and registration is open. To register a bike, email the name, phone number, motorcycle or scooter year, make and model, and engine size to email@example.com, or call Dan Gruben at (501) 915-9596 by May 25.
Rotary Trip to Kansas City
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Hot Springs Village Rotary Club will offer a trip Oct. 3-6 to Kansas City, Mo. Travelers will visit the U.S. Federal Reserve Money Museum, the Arabia Riverboat Exhibit, the American Jazz Museum and more. The return trip will include a stop at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The all-inclusive price of the trip is $620 per person and includes a tax-deductible contribution to Rotary charitable activities. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Tony Cifelli at (501) 915-8238, Terry Young at (501) 915-8912, or Paul and Lynda Bridges at (501) 922-6798.
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